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Discussion on: On Being Fired

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Ben Halpern

The most recent one was a software dev job where they said I had a great attitude but my code wasn’t up to standard.

I'm pretty sure I could have succumb to this same fate if I were placed in certain situations. You're very clearly a self-aware, competent dev and you'll bounce back.

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jen chan Author

Oh Ben it gives me so much hope that you say that.
In all three jobs they had praised me for professionalism (thanks for not crying, hacking, or flipping shit?) and positivity. I was starting to think that’s just not enough as I’ve definitely seen more dramatic and less efficient characters get promoted. 🤔 at the end of the day I should focus on my aptitude 😓